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18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

No proposal to downsize Indian Army : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said there is "no proposal" before her to downsize the Indian Army.Interacting with women journalists at the Indian Women Press Corps here, she said a government-appointed committee had suggested steps to make Army...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Some JNU forces anti-India, waging war against it : Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday alleged that some forces in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are openly waging a war against the country and said that she would not hesitate in calling them "anti-India"."I feel sad for so many things...

02-Sep-2018 Srinagar

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Governor

Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Defence Minister, accompanied by Chief of Army Staff, Genl. Bipin Rawat, held discussions with Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. She was received by the Governor on her arrival at the Raj Bhavan. The Defence Minister...

28-Jul-2018 Chennai

Nirmala Sitharaman hands over indigenised tank engines to army

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday handed over to Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devaraj Anbu the two variants of indigenised multi-fuel engines to power the two main battle tanks of the Army, an official statement said.The engines are being made...

26-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebrations-2018

On the occasion ofKargilDiwas-2018 Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman along with three Service Chiefs paid their homage to the courage, valour, and sacrifices of the heroes of Operation Vijay at Amar JawanJyoti here today. Smt Sitharaman extended her heartiest...

24-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman refuses to meet OPS

Senior AIADMK minister and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam was on Tuesday refused an appointment by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, a development that created flutters in political circles in the state.Pannerselvam, who was appointed Coordinator...

25-Jun-2018 Srinagar

Ahead of Amarnath Yatra, Indian Defense Minister Visits Valley

Indian Defense Minister Monday visited Kashmir Valley to review security sitation.The Defense Minister Nirmala Sitaraman was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat who were received by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen...

20-Jun-2018 Jammu

Nirmala Sitharaman visits rifleman Aurangzeb's family in J&K

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.Sitharaman arrived here earlier in the day and flew to the Mendhar area of Rajouri district where...

19-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Workshop on Cyber Security Framework - 2018

A workshop on Cyber Security Framework for Department of Defence was organised by DDP, Ministry of Defence. The workshop was inaugurated by RakshaMantri Nirmala Sitharaman.During her address, Smt Sitharaman stressed upon the fact that Defence sector is...

13-Jun-2018 Vietnam

Nirmala Sitharaman Inaugurates BEL representative office in Vietnam

Raksha Mantri, Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the first Representative Office of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in Hanoi, Vietnam today. Smt Sitharaman handed over the symbolic key of the Representative Office of BEL at Vietnam (VIRO)...

06-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman Flags-in NIMAS expedition team to Mt Everest

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman flagged-in the expedition team to Mt. Everest conducted successfully by National Institute for Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, here today. Smt Sitharaman congratulated the team led by Director...

01-Jun-2018 Ludhiana

India is transforming like never before : Nirmala Sitharaman

“During the last 48 months India has witnessed an extraordinary transformation in almost all the spheres of human activity and progress. Developmental initiatives and relentless efforts of the Government of India ensured that fruits of the development have reached...

31-May-2018 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates IAF Commanders’ Conference

The First biannual IAF Commanders' Conference of 2018 was inaugurated today by Hon'ble Raksha Mantri at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan). Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, welcomed Hon'ble Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman,...

28-May-2018 New Delhi

DAC approves procurement of equipment for Defence Forces

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman, met here today and accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs. 6900 crore.In a major boost to indigenisation and in realisation...

21-May-2018 Goa

INSV Tarini completes historic Circumnavigation

Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) entered Goa harbour and came alongside the INS Mandovi jetty on completion of a historic global circumnavigation voyage on 21 May 18. The all-women crew of Tarini was received at the jetty by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman,...

13-May-2018 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman to be I-T department lawyer, taunts P. Chidambaram

Hitting back at Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after her "Nawaz Sharif moment" comment, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram taunted that the "buzz in Delhi" was that Sitharaman was soon going to be appointed a lawyer for the Income Tax department."The...

08-May-2018 New Delhi

Raksha Mantri Addresses Naval Commanders’ at New Delhi

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the first edition of the bi-annual Naval Commanders’ Conference,here today. Addressing Senior Leadership of the Navy, the Raksha Mantri commended the men and women of Indian Navy for their professionalism and dedication...

24-Apr-2018 Beijing

Nirmala Sitharaman meets Chinese Defence Minister

Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday met her Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' meeting here."Smt @nsitharaman has a bilateral meeting with the Hon'ble Minister...

11-Apr-2018 Thiruvidanthai (Tamil Nadu)

Can't force its forces to buy weapons 'Made in India' : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government cannot walk a "thin line" to compel Indian armed forces to buy indigenous  weapons, after she opened a major defence trade fair that projects India - world's biggest global arms importer...

11-Apr-2018 Chennai

Can't force forces to procure indigenous weapons : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government cannot compel Indian armed forces to buy indigenous weapons, after she opened a major defence exhibition that projects India -- the biggest global arms importer -- as one of the major defence...

09-Apr-2018 New Delhi

At New Delhi, Chief Minister also meets Defence Minister

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, called on Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman here today.During the meeting, the Chief Minister underscored the need for adopting a humane approach while dealing with the situations and avoiding...

06-Apr-2018 Lucknow

Congress cannot preach values, ideology : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman on Friday taunted the Congress saying that a party that muzzled freedom in the country during the emergency should not preach to the BJP on democracy.Speaking at the party headquarters here on the Bharatiya Janata Party's Foundation...

29-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Can't reveal Rafale jets' price: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said she cannot reveal the price of the Rafale fighter jets in the interest of national security.Sitharaman's remark comes after Congress President Rahul Gandhi's asked the government to reveal the amount, alleging...

18-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi's speech 'rhetoric of loser': Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday dubbed Congress President Rahul Gandhi's speech at Congress' plenary session the "rhetoric of a loser".She also questioned Rahul Gandhi's Pandava-Kaurava analogy, and accused the Congress of mocking Hindu rituals."Rahul...

16-Mar-2018 Jammu

Muzaffar Hussain Beigh led delegation calls on Nirmala Sitharaman

A delegation lead by Member Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Beigh today met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to follow up on the issue of construction of Sadhna tunnel on Kupwara-Karnah road already raised by the Chief Minister with Defence Minister.MP...

10-Mar-2018 New Delhi

India, France release joint strategic vision for IOR

With China's increasing presence in the Indian Ocean Region, India and France on Saturday announced broadbasing of their ties through a joint strategic vision for cooperation in the region that agreed on the need to establish an open, inclusive and transparent...

01-Mar-2018 Hyderabad

Tata Boeing facility to produce Apache fuselage launched

Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited, a joint venture of Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems on Thursday inaugurated its facility here to co-produce the Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselage and other aerostructures.Spread over 14,000 square meters and employing...

23-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Raksha Mantri Presents Best Marching Contingent Trophies

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman today presented the Best Marching Contingent Trophies to the Punjab Regiment and the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) who participated at the Republic Day Parade on 26 January 2018 at the historic Rajpath, New Delhi. Commandant,...

22-Feb-2018 Lucknow

Defence Industrial Corridor to boost UP's growth : Nirmala Sitaraman

Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitaraman on Thursday said low cost of land and low wage rate with adequate supply of manpower will provide an impetus to the proposed Rs 20,000-crore Defence Industrial Corridor, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced for Bundelkhand...

19-Feb-2018 New Delhi

CM demands for Himachal Regiment

Chief Minister Jairam Thakur called on Union Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman at New Delhi today.He made a demand for ‘’ Himachal Regiment ‘’ to recognize the gallant services of soldiers of Himachal Pradesh in defence forces as more than 1200 soldiers...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

BJP, Congress trade blame over multi-crore Nirav banking fraud

The ruling BJP on Saturday blamed the Congress for the "original sin" that led to the alleged Rs 11,500 crore banking fraud by jeweller Nirav Modi and his partner Mehul Choksi. The opposition party returned the attack calling it "cheap sense of politics...

15-Feb-2018 Shillong

Nirmala Sitharaman blames UPA for Nirav banking fraud

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday blamed the UPA government for the Rs 11,500 crore fraud in the Punjab National Bank blamed on diamond merchant Nirav Modi and said action will be taken against those responsible."This happened in UPA's time and...

12-Feb-2018 Jammu

India warns Pakistan will pay for Jammu attack 'misadventure'

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said militants who killed five soldiers and a civilian at an Army camp in Jammu were Pakistanis and warned that Islamabad will pay a price for the terror attack."Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure,"...

12-Feb-2018 Jammu

Nirmala Sitharaman calls on Mehbooba Mufti

Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, who flew to winter capital early today, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here this evening.During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the overall security scenario obtaining in the State particularly in the...

03-Feb-2018 Ladakh

Nirmala Sitharaman visits forward posts in Ladakh

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday visited the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and interacted with soldiers guarding the border with China, a defence statement said.Sitharaman, who arrived at Thoise in Ladakh, "was briefed on the operational...

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